The Methodist Home of the District of Columbia

  • DC


4901 Connecticut Avenue, NW
United States

About Us

The Methodist Home (TMH), a non-profit retirement community with independent, assisted living, nursing and rehabilitation services has proudly served the needs of senior adults for more than one hundred years.

Our History TMH first opened its doors in April 1889 with the mission to “provide for the aged members of the Methodist Episcopal Church of the Baltimore Conference in the District of Columbia a comfortable residence with board, clothing, employment, skillful medical and other necessary attendance and the accustomed means of grace.” The original facility then located on 12th and N Streets, N.E., consisted of four lots and an 18-room house; the number of residents was seven.

Since that time, TMH has seen much development and growth. Increasing numbers of residents required two moves to larger accommodations, once in 1901 and then again in 1926 to the present location on Connecticut Avenue, NW. In 1961, a new wing was built to house additional residents. The Methodist Home branched out into the community as well. Strong ties were established to neighboring religious, civic and service organizations like Sibley Hospital whose founder, William J. Sibley, was a Methodist Home resident. Through time, TMH has also kept pace with the changing needs of senior adults. For 2001, TMH has added additional assisted living suites, a new healthcare center, and physical therapy services.

Now embracing seniors with all faiths, TMH still upholds its original mission to provide a full, rich experience of comfort, security and independence at an affordable monthly fee.

At TMH of the District of Columbia we take time to sit down with you to have a cup of tea or simply to chat. That’s our promise because the well being of our residents is our primary concern. TMH offers older adults of all faiths the opportunity to enjoy retirement living secure in knowing that a continuum of service available in the intimacy of a family-like community.

Each day you can join your friends for meals in our elegant yet comfortable dining room. Meet on our beautifully landscaped grounds for a stroll. Visit our hair salon and socialize with friends. Catch up on your reading in the library, use the computer to search the web or keep up with family and friends, or meditate in the chapel. The choice is yours...and choices abound in our retirement community with caring staff and friendly residents.

A Sense of Belonging

When you move to TMH we help you select an apartment and a level of care that best suits your personal needs. Our apartments range in size from cozy studios to spacious one-bedroom / den suites. Meals, housekeeping, laundry and linen services, and a wide-range of social, cultural and religious activities are all included in the monthly fee-plus you have the assurance of knowing that assisted living and nursing care services are available to you if needed. Our on-premise health care center is staffed with registered nurses and aids around the clock, as well as a physical therapist and licensed social worker. Our medical director is on-call and a dentist and podiatrist visit regularly and are available by appointment. You and your family will rest easy knowing that you’re never alone and that all but your acute care needs can be met right here. Because we’re one of the smaller retirement communities offering this continuum of care, you are sure to benefit from the personalized care and intimate atmosphere of The Methodist Home of the District of Columbia.